Our Place
Changing the Nature of Alberta
by Kevin Van Tighem
Release Date: 11/04/2017
ISBN 9781771602037
5.5 x 8.5 inches
376 pages
$25.00 (CAD)


A collection of essays and articles that reflect upon the ecology, conservation history, missed opportunities and emerging possibilities of a place that could have been about so much more than oil.

Naturalist, hunter, conservation activist and recovering bureaucrat Kevin Van Tighem explores the landscapes and wildlife of one of Canada's most diverse and beautiful provinces and the ways in which Albertans have often failed – and sometimes succeeded – at the challenge of sustaining their home place.

Previously published writings are mixed with current reflections on the streams, forests, grasslands and mountains of a Canadian province whose ambivalence about the nature of place, the responsibilities of citizens and the temptations of resource-based prosperity continues to mar the landscape and raise questions about the future. Challenging, eye-opening, instructive and soul-searching, this collection nonetheless delivers an overriding message of hope and possibilities. Alberta is our place now; we can still sustain the best of it, and bring out the best in ourselves, if we choose to know it well and care for it better.

Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta
by Kevin Van Tighem
BISAC: NAT024000
BISAC: NAT041000
BISAC: NAT045040


It’s a joy to read, and whether Van Tighem is discussing forest management, the role of humans as stewards of the land, or Alberta’s policies towards predator control, he is always eloquent and convincing.Publishers Weeklly

  Click here for more

Van Tighem has spent a lifetime in the Alberta wilderness and both his love for it and his anguish at its sustained degradation ooze from the page.—Doug Olthof, The Jasper Local

  Click here for more

Book Titles:

Browse by Category:

Browse by Author:

Keyword Search:


About Us | Books | Authors | Media Relations | Want to Publish? | RMB Manifestos | FAQs 
Contact Us | Links | Wholesale Info | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

© 2016 Rocky Mountain Books

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts, 
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.